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The Sea by Alexander

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Wed, 7/24
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Banks 5 Sea Daiquiri
Lime, Demerara
Casa Pacific Margarita
Dry Curacao, Lime, Agave
Maker's 46 Old Fashioned
Bitters, Demerara
Michter's Single Barrel Rye Manhattan
Cocchi Torino, Bitters Duo
Freeland Portland Gin Martini
Lo Fi Napa Dry, Orange Bitters
Chopin Dirty Martini
Castelvetrano Olive Brine
Bouvet, Cremant d'Saumur, Sparkling Rosé N.V.
Tatomer, Grüner Veltliner, Meeresboden Santa Barbara County 2017
Failla, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 2016
North Coast Brewing 'Scrimshaw' (Pilsner) Fort Bragg, CA 4.7% ABV
Palo Alto Brewing 'Hoppy Ending' (Pale Ale) Palo Alto, CA 5.5% ABV
Three Piece 12
Hamachi Shots
ponzu, avocado, ginger, jalapeno
Three Piece 12
Rice Cake Spicy Tuna Tartare
radish, sesame
Three Piece 12
Fried Oyster
green yuzu, pickeled onion
Three Piece 12
Roasted Beef Omusubi
seaweed, tenkatsu
Oyster on Half Shell with Osetra Caviar
The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse is the Bay Area’s premier seafood dining destination. Prepared with modern technique and flair, the restaurant distinguishes itself by focusing on rich scrumptious morsels from the sea. Chef Yu Min Lin bless contemporary cuisine with Japanese sensibility and ingredients to transform The Sea’s menu into the extraordinary.
$50 - $50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was surprised at the spacious rooms for group dinners in this restaurant. Enjoyed cocktails on the deck and dinner inside. Menu had great selections and the food was delicious. Surprised with cotton candy as a treat from the chef after dinner. Nice wines as well

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank MBDinNJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are a family of 4. My teenage daughters loved the food and the place. The starters were beautifully presented and we were so impressed by the lobster rock. It looks like a piece of black rock but it was a very juicy piece of...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank 685wongm
Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

We had a great time here celebrating graduation. Lobster rocks was great. Uni was not available on that day, otherwise I would love to try uni. Miso black cod was great. The fish was tender inside. T bone was disappointed because lots of tendon. Sunday...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 611stacic
Reviewed June 10, 2019

It is hard to find a fault (except that perhaps their drinks were on the small side.) I had the CAB prime NY strip. It was amazing! I also had the parmesan truffle fries and they were the best I'v ever had: flavorful, thin and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank marfak
Reviewed May 17, 2019

Everything about this place was really good.. food, ambience.. hamachi shooters excellent.. Highly recommend this place

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 007pallavim
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

We had a business dinner with about 40 of us and had a menu already decided. We started of with Hamachi Shooters which can in shot glasses the himachi was “cooked” in lime juice with some sliced red peppers to give it a bit of...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Samosababa
Reviewed April 21, 2019

4 course tasting menu was fantastic, way exceeded my expectations. Started with wonderful breads and two amuse bouche which set the bar very high (and I hadn't even started the tasting menu yet). The hamachi tartare (first course of the tasting menu) was light, refreshing...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Julie S
Reviewed March 17, 2019

I was there with my wife and 6 friends, some had fish dishes (John Dory / Black Sea Bass), and I and 2 others shared an excellent Tomahawk Steak & Lobster dish, which was actually big enough for 4. The atmosphere was quiet & pleasant,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank ycfok
Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

What a wonderful place to have a special dinner. My picky daughter loved her meal, especially the desserts and the cotton candy. What a treat!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 736ellent
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Came here on a rainy night, a day before Valentine's. Greeted warmly. Plenty of parking and also valet. Lobster rocks: not bad, lobster a bit dry fried clam chowder: really good, smokey bacon makes it tasty Sea bass: gf loved it Sea urchin squid ink...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank John H
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Cam T
January 31, 2015|
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Response from jpanda168 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Since we do not drink, we are not aware if there is separate bar menu. We noticed their bar on the right upon entering the establishment. We saw patrons at the bar having mixed drinks and wine.
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